Acupuncture for Back Pain – 30 years success

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In my 30 years as an acupuncturist I have treated so many people with acupuncture for back pain. I have had amazing success!

When I had been treating people for 5 years, I was feeling unclear as to how I had done. So I looked over all my patient notes. One thing stood out. For back pain I had had a 93% success! This was after many clients. Some of the clients had suffered back pain for over 20 years. By success I mean the pain had gone or virtually gone.

Two client cases stand out in my memory.

First Case History

A lawyer came to me who had had severe, constant pain for 30 years.. After 3 acupuncture treatments his pain was totally cured. This was incredible to me. One year later he sent his cleaner to me. She had had back pain for over 20 years. I treated her with acupuncture weekly & her pain was gone in only six treatments. At the end of the final treatment, when she was leaving, she began shouting at me! What kind of an acupuncturist was I to take 6 treatments to cure her, when with her boss I only took 2!

Second Case History

acupuncture for back painThe second was a young man who played for England in 3 sports. He had fallen off his bike 3 years before & badly damaged his upper back. When he came he told me he was booked in for back surgery. The surgeon had told him the surgery was extraordinarily dangerous. It carried a 50% chance of total paralysis! Despite this, he was about to have it. I treated him with acupuncture, without much hope of helping. 7 days later he returned, & despondently told me the treatment hadn’t removed his pain. I asked if there was any change to the pain. He said yes, about 50% reduction! Unlike him I was really pleased, & I treated him again. When he returned for the 3rd time the pain was 80% gone, and by the 5th time with met it was gone entirely. He came back one more time, then cancelled the surgery. I saw him 1 year later for a general health treatment. He said that his pain had never returned, &  he was back representing England.

The NHS & Acupuncture

If you ever read that acupuncture does not help back pain, please ignore it. The NHS NICE guidelines have recommended acupuncture for back pain for some years. They have just recently decided to not recommend it. I am astonished by this, as acupuncture is cheap& it works, in my 30 years of practice. Back pain &acupuncture should be an NHS byword, in my opinion.

My  Back Pain

So if you have any pack pain, before going down the drugs& surgery route, please have acupuncture. I have had back surgery. I tried a lot of acupuncture, & it had no effect on my back pain. This is not a surprise, as an MRI scan showedthat my lowest disk had totally disintegrated. If I didn’t have the surgery I would have died. Luckily for me the surgery was amazing & I am very grateful to my surgeon. 15 years on & I still play 5-a-side football in my 50’s!

Having Treatment

for £20 you can have high quality  acupuncture for back pain at our clinic in Guildford Surrey.. So if you are local to us, and are struggling, why not get in contact?

David Gilbert